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Cold Pressed versus Raw Dog Food

Cold pressed dog food and raw dog food differ in their processing methods and nutritional characteristics. You can try Country Pursuit Cold Pressed Dog Food in both Chicken and Fish flavours both serves with sweet potato.

processing method

Cold Pressed Dog Food: This type of dog food is created using lower temperatures (typically below 50°C) during the production process. The ingredients are mixed and then pressed under low heat, ensuring that the nutritional integrity of the ingredients is largely preserved. The process results in a dry, dense pellet that typically breaks down faster in a dog's digestive system compared to traditional kibble.

Raw Dog Food: Raw dog food is exactly as it sounds - raw. This diet consists of raw meat, bones, fruits, and vegetables. It's based on the philosophy of feeding dogs a diet similar to what their wild ancestors would have eaten. Raw diets are not cooked or processed at high temperatures, which raw-feeders argue preserves the natural nutrients better.

nutritional content
Cold Pressed Dog Food: Due to the low-temperature processing, cold pressed dog food retains more of its original nutritional content than traditional kibble, which is often processed at high temperatures. It contains a balanced mix of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Raw Dog Food: The nutritional content of raw dog food can vary significantly depending on the specific ingredients used. It's typically high in protein and fat, as it is primarily composed of raw meat. Raw diets require careful planning to ensure they are nutritionally balanced for a dog's needs.

safetu and digestibility

Cold Pressed Dog Food: Considered safe and easy to digest due to the lower processing temperatures and faster breakdown in the digestive system. 

Raw Dog Food: There are concerns about the safety of raw diets, including the risk of bacterial contamination and potential nutritional imbalances if not properly formulated although raw-feeders claim that raw diets offer improved digestibility and nutrient absorption.

convenience and storage

Cold Pressed Dog Food: Similar to traditional kibble in terms of storage and convenience. It has a shelf life of around 12 months and doesn't require refrigeration.

Raw Dog Food: Less convenient as it requires proper storage in a fridge or freezer to prevent spoilage and careful handling to avoid bacterial contamination.


Cold Pressed Dog Food: Typically more expensive than regular kibble but less expensive than a raw diet.

Raw Dog Food: Can be quite costly, especially if opting for high-quality ingredients or pre-prepared raw diets.

In summary, while both cold pressed and raw dog foods provide high-quality nutrition, they differ in processing methods, ease of use, and potential safety concerns. Here at County Pursuit we believe that nutritional feeding should be simple, safe and nutritious and that's why we have created a cold pressed dog food that is as close to raw feeding but in a kibble format.

Cold Pressed is the solution for owners that:

  • don't have the extra space in their fridge or freezers to allocate to dog food
  • keep forgetting to defrost their raw food in tie and end up microwaving it which defeats the object of raw feeding!
  • travel and find it difficult to safely take their dog's food with them
  • want the versatility of using their dog food as treats as well as a complete meal
  • worry that their dog may choke on raw bones 
  • don't have the time to weigh and measure every dog meal
  • have multiple dogs of different ages as cold pressed is suitable from puppies age 8 months to senior dogs

Take a look at the Country Pursuit Cold Pressed Range

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